Uxbridge Super Lightweight, Bobby Woods (1-0, KO0) makes a long awaited comeback on a Goodwin Promotions show at the York Hall on Saturday 29th June.
Woods, made his professional debut in December 2017, winning every round of a four rounder with Anto Nakic at the same Bethnal Green venue. He hasn’t been seen in the ring since that night.
It’s been a frustrating eighteen months for Woods, as he was forced to prematurely retire in 2018, as he couldn’t make ends meet in the sport.
With Woods not being a big ticket seller, and having no backers to sponsor his training and fighting costs, he simply could not carry on in the pro game. Woods was an amateur for eleven years, but never received England or Team GB call ups.
In 2016 he suffered a foot injury which left him out for 8 weeks, and, in 2017, after getting back on track, Woods suffered a bizarre injury, a cut on his finger which led to a tendon infection.
Woods had to undergo three operations in order to save his finger from being amputated resulting in him having to withdraw from the 2017 Elite Championships. This fuelled his decision to turn professional, rather than stay in the amateur game and remain an unpaid fighter.
As a sixteen year old, Woods sparred with Mikkel Kessler, ahead of the Danes rematch with Carl Froch, and he also played for Queens Park Rangers as a youngster.
Thankfully, Bobby has decided to give the game another try, and he is slated to meet Blackburn’s Naheem Chaudhry (2-46-1, KO1) over four rounds at the end of the month. Woods has made changes to his backroom team by hiring a new coach, his brother Jake Wood who will be in his corner on June 29.
Chaudhry is more than adept to meeting unbeaten fighters, and is yet to be stopped in forty nine professional outings.
Woods is part of a burgeoning stable of fighters from Goodwin Promotions which includes Deion Jumah, Wadi Camacho and Brad Pauls to name a few.
Woods’ fight is part of a mammoth seventeen fight bill at York Hall, topped by Sean Robinson’s defence of the Southern Area Super Welterweight Title against John Brennan. one thing is for sure is that promoter, Steve Goodwin knows how to give value for money.